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Clinical Lab Technician I - Veracyte

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Job Title
Clinical Lab Technician I
Job Location
San Diego, California, United States
Job Description

At Veracyte, we offer exciting career opportunities for those interested in joining a pioneering team that is committed to transforming cancer care for patients across the globe. Working at Veracyte – whether it be in one of our labs, corporate offices, the field – enables our employees to not only make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients, but to also learn and grow within a results-driven environment that values innovation, collaboration, and compassion.


The Position:

The Clinical Lab Technician primary responsibility is to assist pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes associated with specimen processing and test performance under the supervision and control of licensed individuals in the clinical laboratory. This may include receiving specimens, ensuring accurate entry into the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and /or preparing samples for testing and analysis.

The Clinical Lab Technician is knowledgeable with, and is a resource for others within the laboratory, the use of equipment, databases, and software applications. Maintains flexibility with regard to work schedule including section assignment, daily work shift and days of the week as determined by business need.

This role will have a shift of Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  The Clinical Lab Technician I functions as a team lead, providing guidance, resources and helps the supervisor coordinate workflows within the department.

  • In addition to performing the functions of Clinical Lab Technician I, this level is responsible for training, assigning and reviewing work and ensuring quality throughout the pre and post analytical processes
  • Multi-tasking efficiently, maintaining flexibility, and working as a team player will be critical while processing samples according to multiple workflows and maintaining established turnaround times
  • Capable of identifying specimen processing problems that may adversely affect the reporting of test results and immediately notify the supervisor
  • Under direct and constant supervision by a licensed individual,
    • Assist in preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and the performance of quality control activities in accordance with the laboratory’s policies and procedures
    • Preparation and storage of reagents
  • Maintain supply inventory logs- materials and laboratory supplies
  • Complete other related administrative duties, including copying, filing, data entry, faxing, and quality control of spreadsheets
  • Assist in the training, and implementation of departmental standard operation procedures
  • Assist in research and validation activities
  • Take ownership and accountability of ensuring the highest quality of internal/external customer service
  • Understanding of compliance regulations related to test ordering
  • Perform all duties according to guidelines outlined within the quality systems
  • Compliant with company policies, procedures, safety requirements and regulations


Who You Are:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, biological, or clinical science required.
  • 2-3 years’ of experience in accessioning and/or in a laboratory setting
  • Enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated self-starter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to navigate efficiently through, or have familiarity with, various laboratory information systems (LIS) and have proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint)


  • Repetitive movement of hands, arms and legs
  • Repetitive movement of fingers (typing and/or writing)
  • Sitting, with occasional walking, standing, stooping and moving about
  • Exposure to general office environment conditions
  • Talking and hearing
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds

The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units. Veracyte is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

Pay range
$19.04$26.18 USD


What We Can Offer You

Veracyte is a growing company that offers significant career opportunities if you are curious, driven, patient-oriented and aspire to help us build a great company. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, and are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce, where diverse backgrounds are represented, engaged, and empowered to drive innovative ideas and decisions.  We are proud to have been named a “Bay Area Top Workplace” for ten years in a row by the Bay Area News Group and “Best Places to Work in San Diego” in 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal.


About Veracyte

Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by providing answers to clinical questions, informing diagnosis and treatment decisions throughout the patient journey in cancer and other diseases. The company’s growing menu of genomic tests leverage advances in genomic science and technology, enabling patients to avoid risky, costly diagnostic procedures and quicken time to appropriate treatment. The company’s tests in lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, bladder cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are available to patients and its lymphoma subtyping and renal cancer tests are in development. With Veracyte’s exclusive global license to a best-in-class diagnostics instrument platform, the company is positioned to deliver its tests to patients worldwide. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit and follow the company on X (Formerly Twitter).

Veracyte, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status. Veracyte participates in E-Verify in the United States. View our CCPA Disclosure Notice.

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Veracyte Headquarters Location

South San Francisco, CA

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Veracyte Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

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Veracyte Funding Rounds

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  • Post Ipo Equity

    $550,000,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $194,000,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $137,800,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $55,100,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $30,000,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Debt

    $45,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $15,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $28,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $14,950,000 USD

  • Series B

    $28,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $300,000 USD

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